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Fraser and Ritchie among the subs as unchanged Newcastle take on Brighton

The second of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees Brighton and Hove Albion make the long trip north to face Newcastle United.

Kick-off at St James’ Park is at 14:00 BST.

From a Fantasy perspective, it’s probably fair to say that, in general, there is less riding on this game than in the other three fixtures today.

There is nevertheless still plenty of interest in the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m), Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Mathew Ryan (£4.5m), all three of whom have double-digit ownerships in Fantasy Premier League.

That trio of players starts this afternoon, with there being only one change to the starting XIs from Gameweek 1 across the two teams combined.

Steve Bruce has unsurprisingly made no alterations to his line-up following the opening-day win over West Ham United.

That means that Ryan Fraser (£6.0m), Miguel Almiron (£6.0m) and Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) have to be content with a place among the substitutes.

Graham Potter’s only change sees Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) come in for Adam Lallana (£6.4m), with the latter having limped out of the defeat to Chelsea last Monday.

Lallana is fit enough for a place on the bench, however.

Ben White (£4.5m) has also recovered from injury and keeps his place in the back three.

There were no goals in either meeting between the two clubs last season.

Indeed, not one of the last six fixtures between Newcastle and Brighton has seen more than two goals scored.


Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Hendrick, Saint-Maximin, Carroll, Wilson.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, White, Dunk, Webster, Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.

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  1. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Salah our lord and savior

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *Timo

      1. Pedram
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sold him lol

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If Havertz looks good I'd love to have him against West Brom

  3. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone else considering Trossard?

    1. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yup thinking of going with him in a -8 or -4

  4. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Already on -4, would you WC this lot?

    Ryan button
    TAA Doherty Dier Taylor Mitchell
    Salah KDB hames Soucek Gordon
    Kane DCL Mitro

    1. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No way, definitely not, 0%, don't do it

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks both of you

  5. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Judging by how this gw has gone, Mane and Havertz will score hat tricks today

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Mane doesn't do hat tricks.
      But neither did Son before today. 🙂

  6. Captain_Shirokov
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would love for Havertz to bag a few now to punish his sellers too

    and I don't even own him

  7. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    WC Draft:

    Martinez
    Saiss James TAA
    KDB Zaha Salah Son Klich
    Jimenez DCL

    Steer Lamptey Taylor Brewster

  8. Spokey
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you do Martial, Rashford, Greenwood to Kane, Son and Trossard for -8? United looked so bad against Palace.

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No, I’d only changed Rashford to Son for next week.

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      yes

  9. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Sterling and Adams
    B) Son and Jimmy (-4)

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What to do with McCarthy?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm good, I'm rotating him with .... Meslier 🙁

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sell sell sell

    3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Keep, Saints look rock solid at the back 🙂

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Panic

  11. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    WC or just Auba + Soucek to KDB + Podence?

    Ryan
    TAA Justin KWP Mitchell
    Salah Auba Soucek
    Werner Martial Kane

    Steer Bissouma Stephens Ferguson

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      at least Aud to KDB

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Have to say, was furious during the Spurs game and all of you cheered me up. I'd like to thank you all before a Salah hattie sends me back into the abyss

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah to blank today

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I hope so

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Non owner?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Correct

  13. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Salah 3
    Timo 2
    TAA 1

    Chelsea 2 - 5 Liverpool

    1. Babelcopter
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      * Mane 1

    2. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would be happy with that!

  14. raff97
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A lot of people here recommending ASM-> Podence. Have people seen Semedo to Wolves strong rumours? If Semedo joins hell take Adams position and Adama takes Podence's

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeh, that's up in the air now. Hopefully some can hang on until the window closes before using their WC.

  15. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Someone's on 216 points already.

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thats good without wc and reasonable with wc

  16. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What do you make out of Frank Lampard's lineup?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Defensive. With poor defenders.

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Casual 😉

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah will run riot

    4. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Looks slightly defensive to me

  17. kempc23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Last week I didnt have Salah as I was arrogant and thought I knew better than the crowd. 33 points overall. I almost completely lost interest, and was ready to give up. Decided to not even bother with any transfers.

    68 points this week so far, with 5 to go. And I love fantasy football again. Still No Salah, so lets hope he doesnt burn me again!

  18. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    We just need a Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool.
    TAA corner + VVD header.

    1. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      *TAA free kick

  19. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best 4.5 for wildcarders - I think Bissouma might not be the best pick...

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Anguissa easily the best

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Reed maybe

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      In fairness even if he's out for a few matches, Bissouma is alright.

  20. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Guess I'll just hang on with Bissouma on the bench

  21. Hattrick Harry
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Fab down wheres Werner yc?

    1. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      ref has him in fpl

  22. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Havertz to score now I have sold Fully ready for it this week

  23. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    G2g without wildcard?

    Mccarthy
    Trent Davies Ayling
    Son Salah ASM Jrod
    Mitro Werner Jimi

    Steer Justin Bissouma Ferguson
    3.5ITB 0FT

    Obviously a lot of issues but I feel like I could get away with just ASM -> Podence

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      ASM to Mahrez or Foden

  24. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on a -4 for Auba to KDB and JWP/ASM to Trossard?

  25. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What should I do ?

    McCarthy Steer
    Trent Ayling Justin Taylor KWP
    Bruno Auba Salah ASM Soucek
    DCL Werner Wickham.

  26. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What to do for next week?

    McCarthy, (Steer)
    TAA, Dier, Justin, (Ampadu), (Mitchell)
    Salah, Auba, JWP, ASM
    Mitrovic, Kane, Martial

    1FT, 0.5 itb

    Plan was to get Auba out for a City player but I feel I need to get an Everton player in (DCL or Jrod).

    Do I:

    a) Auba & ASM out, Jrod & Mahrez/Foden in (-4 hit)
    b) Auba out, Sterling in (no hit)
    c) Auba & ASM out, Sterling & Foden/ any player 6.5 or less in (-4 hit)
    d) another suggestion?

    Cheers!

  27. Samwise
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Told everyone Bamford was essential pre season... you laughed then 🙂

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Until Rodrigo displaces him. 😛

      Kidding, the kid is good.

    2. FFSbet.com
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Want to sell him,play only 65min and very lucky

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was going to the moon...

  28. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How good is Podence? Havent seen much of him

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Is he the best 5.5 mid? No one asking this

  29. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I am sorry but Salah's rubbish away stats cannot be ignored, he couldn't even muster up an assist against 10 men.

    He is a different animal at home

  30. BNMC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Asking for a friend. His team has 3 Liverpool players and Jota. What will happen to his team when Jota is moved to Liverpool?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It'll blow up.

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can’t make a transfer until he swaps out a pool player I think

      Can not transfer though abd play all three

      I mean. If he wants to play jota